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Monday, October 14, 2019

Ag News

Agri-food businesses get financial boost from feds, province

Ten farm and agri-food businesses in the area are getting a collective $232,000 boost courtesy of the federal and provincial governments.Among the funding recipients...

Pork a pawn in battle with China

Canadian producers are hoping for a swift resolution to the country’s latest trade dispute with China after a ban was imposed on all pork...

A new partnership goes to market

The Wellesley Farmers’ Market is returning for another season to the open-air pavilion outside the Wellesley arena. As of Saturday, organizers will once again...

Maple syrup producers waiting on a deep freeze

The chilling cold of Canada’s winter has long been the herald of the coming maple syrup season. And though the weather has been less...

Strong farm yields come on the back of a warm, wet summer

The autumnal equinox this Saturday marks, officially, the first day of fall, and for many it’s a reminder of the upcoming seasonal harvest. Pumpkins,...

Group publishes guide for prospective new farmers

The National Farmers Union of Ontario has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide to help new farmers find creative ways to succeed...

Getting down to the business of enjoying strawberry season: fresh and local

With berry season in full swing, now is the time to attend those pick-your-own farms and kiosks available for prospective buyers around town. Martin’s...

FMO program is a reality check for farm-to-table goods

Farmers’ Market Ontario is very much an advocate for the offerings of genuine, local farmers. To that end, the organization is alert for resellers...

JUST POSTED

Illuminating thoughts to lighten things

If you happen to notice more people walking around these days with white canes, seeing eye dogs and dark...

Chinese likely to use violence against Hong Kong

After the 17th consecutive weekend of increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, the first protester was wounded by a...

New Face

Helping residents at Maryhill Twin Oaks Nursing Home with their bowlingSince...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

Putting the green in the initiative

The woodlot in Elmira's South Parkwood subdivision attracted 35 volunteers who planted 150 trees Oct. 5....

Kitchener-Conestoga too close to call

With less than five percentage points separating the Conservatives and Liberals in the riding, Kitchener-Conestoga has become too close...

WCS expands eligibility for low-income programs

With a new financial benchmark in place, Woolwich Community Services has increased the number of households eligible for...

Police looking for Elmira vandals

A business owner is seeking out those responsible for vandalizing her property, acts that have cost her some...